The Cardinal Newman Society

The Cardinal Newman Society The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) was founded by Catholic college alumni to promote and defend faithful Catholic education, following upon Pope John Paul II’s 1990 release of the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic higher education, Ex corde Ecclesiae.

Students at Catholic university petition for free condoms

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BRONX, N.Y. – An unofficial student group at Fordham University petitioning the administration to make contraceptives available on campus has reportedly gained the support of more than 1,000 students, despite the fact that such a change to University policy would undermine Fordham’s Catholic identity.
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Pope Francis reaffirms family’s integral role in education

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MANASSAS, Va. – The family is “the primary place of education,” said Pope Francis to members of the Italian Catholic Adult Scout Movement, according to ZENIT’s translation of the address. The Holy Father stressed the importance of family in educating the next generation, forming vocations, and creating a community of love and life.
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Loyola University Chicago to host annual drag show

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CHICAGO – Loyola University Chicago (LUC) will be hosting its 8th Annual Drag Show on campus this week, according to an official student organization’s Facebook page. The event, hosted by LUC’s “LGBTQIA” student group Advocate, is part of “LGBTQIA Heritage Month.”
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DePaul University testing ‘Queer Peers’ mentorship program

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CHICAGO – DePaul University’s LGBTQA Student Services office is piloting a new initiative called “Queer Peers,” according to The DePaulia, in which “newly out students” are connected with current students. The student application for the program offers students the option to indicate gender-neutral pronouns and gives them the option to express interest in activism.
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Notre Dame offers benefits to same-sex spouses of employees

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – After the University of Notre Dame announced on Wednesday that it will extend employee benefits to “same-sex spouses,” as reported by NBC News, professors and alumni criticized the University for its apparently “easy compliance” in making the policy change.
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Catholic college to host pro-abortion Gloria Steinem

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DE PERE, Wis. – Gloria Steinem, who reportedly helped to popularize the phrase, “if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament,” will be returning to speak at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., next semester.
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Pro-life college tour meets with mixed reactions at two Catholic colleges

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MANASSAS, Va. – Students for Life of America (SFLA) is conducting a national tour to visit 26 college campuses this fall in order to inform students about the Planned Parenthood Project—the SFLA initiative which directs students to pro-life services and gives information about Planned Parenthood’s promotion of abortion.
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